Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness: Intermediate Course


This is the second course in a series of courses presenting information on bioterrorism and all-hazards preparedness and response, appropriate for health care professionals, providers, staff, and volunteers. The course includes four modules, and is outlined below. Course 2 is approved for CE/CME (four contact hours) and is currently available by live presentation only. View a listing of all approved health professions that are able to receive CE/CME credits.

Course 2 Competencies

  1. Knowledge and ability to demonstrate the competencies from Basic Level

  2. Knowledge of the basic hazard and risk assessment techniques
  3. Understanding of how to select and use personal protective equipment
  4. Knowledge of relevant standard operational and termination procedures
  5. Ability to perform basic control, containment and /or confinement operations within the capabilities of the resources and personal protective equipment available
  6. Ability to determine and implement basic decontamination procedure
  7. Knowledge of how to implement the Incident Command System
  8. Knowledge of how to establish communications with outside agency command centers
  9. Understanding of relevant standard operating and termination procedures

Course 2 Modules and Lessons

  1. Module 1: The Emergency Response System
    • Lesson 1:  NIMS - the Local Incident Command System (ICS) and the Hospital Incident Command System (HICS)
    • Lesson 2: The Emergency Operations Center
    • Lesson 3: Functions of Incident Management (Command, Logistics, Planning, Finance, Operations)
    • Lesson 4: Communications during a Disaster
    • Lesson 5: Evidence and Chain of Custody in Sample Handling and Disaster Investigation
  2. Module 2: CBRNE
    • Lesson 1: Chemical Agents in Intentional and Non-intentional Disasters
    • Lesson 2: Biological Agents in Intentional and Non-intentional Disasters
    • Lesson 3: Radiation/Nuclear Exposures in Intentional and Non-intentional Disasters
    • Lesson 4: Energetics/Explosive Events in Intentional and Non-intentional Disasters
  3. Module 3: The Psychosocial Impact of a Disaster
    • Lesson 1: Normal Reactions to Stressful Events
    • Lesson 2: The Role of Mental Health Personnel
    • Lesson 3: Helping Survivors, Their Families, and Disaster Workers Cope Following a Disaster Event
    • Lesson 4: The Need for Conflict Prevention, Management, and Communication
  4. Module 4: Issues Managing a Mass-Casualty Disaster Event
    • Lesson 1: Surge Capacity and System Overload
    • Lesson 2: Triage and Patient Tracking
    • Lesson 3: Transportation
    • Lesson 4: Security

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Name: Sally Bragg, R.N., M.S.N.
Phone: (954) 262-1663

Ms. Sally Bragg
Nova Southeastern University
Health Professions Division
College of Osteopathic Medicine
Center for Bioterrorism and All-Hazards Preparedness (CBAP)
3434 South University Drive
Fort Lauderdale, Florida 33328-2000

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Languages: English
Keywords: bioterrorism, triage, Decontamination, Planning, CBRNE, All-Hazards, biological agents, chemical agents, preparedness, nuclear agents, radiological agents, explosive agents, Incident Command System, National Incident Management System, surge capacity, psychological first aid, pediatrics, intermediate, hospital incident command system, emergency response system, emergency operations center, incident management, command, logistics, finance, operations, disaster communications, evidence and chain of custody, disaster investigation, hazardous exposure, crisis intervention, conflict prevention, conflict management, mass casualty, system overload, patient tracking, transportation, security, risk assessment, protocol, universal precautions, psychosocial impact of disaster
Target Capabiltities: Common: Communications, Common: Community Preparedness and Participation, Common: Planning, Common: Risk Management, Prevent: CBRNE Detection, Prevent: Information Gathering and Recognition of Indicators & Warnings, Prevent: Information Sharing and Dissemination, Prevent: Law Enforcement Investigation and Intervention, Protect: Critical Infrastructure Protection, Recover: Economic and Community Recovery, Recover: Restoration of Lifelines, Recover: Structural Damage Assessment and Mitigation, Respond: Citizen Evacuation and Shelter In-place, Respond: Critical Resource Logistics & Distribution, Respond: Emergency Operations Center Management, Respond: Emergency Public Information and Warning, Respond: Environmental Health, Respond: Explosive Device Response Operations, Respond: Fatality Management, Respond: Firefighting Operations/Support, Respond: Isolation and Quarantine, Respond: Mass Care (Sheltering, Feeding, Related services), Respond: Mass Prophylaxis, Respond: Medical Supplies Management and Distribution, Respond: Medical Surge, Respond: On-site Incident Managment, Respond: Public Safety and Security Response, Respond: Responder Health and Safety, Respond: Triage and Pre-hospital Treatment, Respond: Urban Search and Rescue, Respond: WMD/Hazardous Materials Response and Decontamination
Universal Task Listing: Prevent, Protect, Respond, Recover, Common
Cognative Domain: Knowledge, Comprehension, Application
Copyright Restrictions: Creative Commons - Attribution
Is Product...: Reusable, Accessible, Interoptable
Learning Management System Compatability: None
Added: Wed Oct 24 17:25:51 -0400 2007
Last Updated: Wed Oct 24 20:44:25 -0400 2007